Life aquatic

Here’s a roundup of ways to spend your summer on the water.



Kent Moye

Believe it or not, Oklahoma boasts more miles of shoreline than the Gulf and Atlantic coasts combined. The state is home to more than 200 lakes and offers over 1 million surface acres perfect for boating, swimming, fishing and water recreation of all kinds. In town, Tulsa has pools and water features galore. Here’s a roundup of ways to spend your summer on the water. 

 

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Stand-up paddleboarding

Public pools and waterparks

Splashpads and water playgrounds

Oklahoma swimming holes

Lake trips

 

Balancing act 

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is the newest fitness craze to hit Tulsa. Although it’s a sport that can be associated with tropical ocean destinations, all you really need are a paddleboard and a body of water. Fortunately, we have an abundance of both in Oklahoma. 

SUP has a short learning curve, but requires balance and core and upper-body strength. It can be a fun pastime with family and friends or a way to incorporate fun and fitness into a healthy lifestyle.

Kent Moye owns SUP Oklahoma, located at Red Bud Marina on Lake Oologah, approximately 50 miles from Tulsa. It sells equipment, handles repairs and offers classes, including SUP yoga. 

“You can go for a leisurely paddle and enjoy being outdoors on the water by yourself, or take a cruise with friends and enjoy a sunset paddle,” Moye says. “Others might want to do some sprints, distance paddling or other training.”

Moye has seen a steady growth in popularity since he purchased the business in 2015. For Moye, at age 60, SUP has become a new way of life. He sees older adults enjoy the sport as it’s easier on the physique than other exercises, while the younger crowd also loves it for the sporting aspect.

“The Tulsa area has been great,” Moye says. “We see a lot of people curious and wanting to try it.”

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Dive in

There’s a plethora of pools in Tulsa. Here’s a short list of local public pools to take a dip in this summer. 

Valerie Grant

 

 

Safari Joe's H2O 

4707 E. 21st St. | 918-749-7385 | safarijoesh2o.com

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.

Formerly Big Splash Water Park, this perennial family fun destination, which opens May 27, is undergoing many additions and improvements, including animal attractions featuring exotic birds and reptiles.

 

Chandler Park Pool

6500 W. 21st St. | 918-591-6051 | parks.tulsacountry.org 

1-6 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

With almost 200 acres of natural beauty, Chandler Park provides panoramic views of Tulsa and numerous outdoor activities.

      

 

Lacy Park Pool 

2134 N. Madison Place | 918-596-1470 | cityoftulsa.org 

Noon-6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday. Open in late May.

Lacy Community Center offers a fitness center, dance classes, social activities, education programs and special events.

 

 

LaFortune Park Pool

5501 S. Yale Ave. | 918-496-6223 | parks.tulsacounty.org 

1-6:30 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; noon-6:30 p.m., Saturday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

Located inside LaFortune Park, which offers golf, baseball, tennis, a 5K trail, playgrounds, picnic tables, shelters, fishing and a community center. 

    

 

Nienhuis Aquatic Facility

3201 N. Ninth St., Broken Arrow | 918-357-3483 | brokenarrow.gov/317/swimming-pools

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m., Sunday; closed Wednesday. Open May 29.

Broken Arrow’s Nienhuis Park features a community center, ball fields, multiple picnic sites and playgrounds.

  

 

O’Brien Park Pool

6149 N. Lewis Ave. | 918-591-6008 | parks.tulsacounty.org 

1-6:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; 1-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

Located in north Tulsa County, O’Brien Park also offers a walking trail, recreation center, outdoor basketball court, picnic shelters and a football field.

  

 

Reed Park Pool 

4233 S. Yukon Ave. | 918-591-4307 | facebook.com/reedcenter

1-7 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

Check out its Facebook page for details about the annual K-9 Splash event for dogs and their owners at the end of the summer.

 

 

South County Recreation Center (SoCo)

13800 S. Peoria Ave., Bixby | 918-746-3780 | parks.tulsacounty.org

12:30-6 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

SoCo offers activities and programs year-round such as self-defense, dance, craft shows and tennis. 

   

 

Whiteside Park Pool

4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. | 918-746-5040 | facebook.com/whitesiderecreationcenter

Noon-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; available for Sunday rentals with lifeguard. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

The midtown park and community center offers numerous adult and child programs year-round, including fitness, dance, art classes and more.

 

 

Editor’s note: McClure and Berry Park pools remain closed for improvements. All four county pools are available to rent for special events. See the website for additional info and admission discounts.

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Splish, splash

When temperatures spike, relief can be found at one of Tulsa’s 31 splash pads or water playgrounds.

Courtesy City of Tulsa

 

When temperatures spike, relief can be found at one of Tulsa’s 31 splash pads or water playgrounds. All are open to the public and free of charge. Splash pads and water playgrounds are similar; however, splash pads lack the playground element and often lack restrooms or parking facilities. Hours of operation for all 31 locations are noon-8 p.m., daily beginning in May.

According to the City of Tulsa website, water playgrounds are available for rental. They can be opened up to three hours early for special occasions for a $25 fee per hour on weekdays or a $45 fee per hour on weekends.

Each splash pad and water playground has its own set of rules, so be sure to check what’s posted for proper attire, age requirements and other regulations. 

 

 Splash pads 

 Water playgrounds 

Archer – 2831 E. Archer St.

Benedict – 1630 E. 12th St.

Braden – 5036 E. Seventh St.

Carbondale – 2802 W. 48th St.

Crutchfield – 1345 E. Independence Ave.

Dawson – 2035 N. Kingston Ave.

Florence – 1936 S. Gary Ave.

Highland – 4909 E. 36th St.

Johnson – 6002 S. Riverside Drive

Lacy – 2134 N. Madison Place

Maple – 404 E. 15th St.

Penney – 531 S. 49th W. Ave.

Reed – 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

Springdale – 2223 E. Pine St.

Starks – 1622 N. Main St.

Tracy – 1134 S. Peoria Ave.

Veterans – 1875 S. Boulder Ave.

Wheeling – 2209 W. Wheeling Ave.

Zeigler – 3903 W. Fourth St.

Zink – 3216 S. Trenton Ave.

Chamberlain – 4949 N. Frankfort Ave.

Helmerich – 7301 S. Riverside Drive

Hunter – 5804 E. 91st St.

Kendall-Whittier – 2645 E. Fifth St.

Manion – 3003 E. 56th St.

Maxwell – 5251 E. Newton St.

Mohawk – 5701 E. 36th St. N.

Owen – 560 N. Maybelle St.

Schlegel – 3825 W. 53rd Place

Vining – 6502 N. Cincinnati Ave.

Whiteside – 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie Green/Shane Brown

 

Downtown for some summer fun? With all the events going on at Guthrie Green, don’t forget about its splash pad. Located on the east end of the park, the splash pad is a hit with kids, and adults, on a hot Tulsa summer day. Open 6 a.m.-11 p.m., beginning in May. 111 E. M.B. Brady St. guthriegreen.com.

At ONEOK Field, the splash pad is a homerun for kids. Splash pad use is only available to ticketholders. 201 N. Elgin Ave. tulsadrillers.com.

The River Parks splash pad operates by an on-demand push button for 10 minutes at a time. Come summertime, this is an oasis for youngsters. Open May 15-Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. East 41st Street and South Riverside Drive. riverparks.org.

Courtesy ONEOK Field

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Swimming holes are popular ways to beat the Oklahoma heat.

Illinois River

Visitors flock to the Illinois River in the summer. The options are endless, but the most popular activity is a float trip. There are several outfitters and options, including canoes, kayaks or inflatable rafts for larger groups. Trips of various lengths and degrees of difficulty are available, ranging from 6- to 70-mile stretches. 

Offering a wide variety of accommodations, from campgrounds to resorts and attractions, including disc golf courses and waterslides, the Illinois River is a perfect weekend destination for the whole family.

 

Blue Hole Park

Located 7 miles east of Salina, the Blue Hole swimming area has been cooling visitors off for generations. The main swimming hole is fed by three springs. There is an admission fee and concession stand.

 

The Pawnee Bathhouse

Take a step back in time and visit the Pawnee Bathhouse. A beautiful, sandstone rock bathhouse that includes a 2-acre fresh water pool, a sandy beach, water slide, high dive, diving board and paddle boats.

Located about 60 miles west of Tulsa, the Pawnee Bathhouse is on the National Historic Register and was selected as Discover Oklahoma’s Favorite Summer Destination for 2003.

 

Spring Creek

Spring Creek is a natural, spring-fed, crystal-clear creek. The main area is located about 70 miles east of Tulsa off Highway 82. Although it’s mostly bound by private lands, there are several public and paid access points that are deep enough to swim. 

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Lake effect summer

Get out of the city heat and escape to one of our nearby lakes. Amenities are plentiful. Just pack your bathing suit, sunblock, shades and a picnic for the ultimate fun in the sun.

Hiking at Keystone State Park. Courtesy

 

Keystone Lake

Keystone Lake is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has 16 recreation areas for visitors to enjoy.

Perks: Conveniently located 15 miles west of downtown, Keystone Lake has a plethora of activities, including fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding. 


Must do: Opening Memorial Day weekend, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake is the ultimate family fun destination. 

Activities include camping, fishing, stand-up paddleboard rental, kayak rental and a giant floating water park called the Wibit. Jellystone is located at 29365 W. Highway 51, Mannford. keystonelakejp.com.

The Wibit at Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake. Courtesy

 

 

Grand Lake

Located approximately an hour northeast of Tulsa, Grand Lake is a perennial favorite for anyone who loves water activities.

Perks: Its 46,500 surface acres of water are ideal for boating, skiing, fishing, swimming and sailing.

Many companies offer a wide variety of water sport equipment rental, including ski boats, skis, tubes, pontoon boats, bass boats, wave runners/jet skis and sailboats.

Fishing has always been a popular activity on Grand Lake.

In May 2013, Bassmasters Magazine ranked it among the top 15 bass fishing lakes in the country. The lake also has an abundance of catfish, crappie and paddlefish, to name a few. Grand Lake hosted the Bassmasters Classic, the Super Bowl of professional bass fishing, in 2013 and 2016. 

For the dedicated fisherman, Grand Lake hosts many tournaments throughout the year. For those wanting to learn more about the sport, contact one of the fishing guide services in the area.

If you enjoy the water, but want to stay dry, Grand Lake offers a variety of land-based attractions. 

Har-Ber Village. Courtesy

 

Grove’s Har-Ber Village, 4404 W. 20th St., is a pioneer history museum and village. Open March through November, Har-Ber Village offers demonstrations of frontier life, hosts artifacts and weekly workshops, including jewelry making, soap making, bread making and various cooking classes. Reservations are required for workshops and classes. 

Har-Ber Village. Courtesy

For those interested in more immersive activities, the village offers Pioneer Camp, Art Camp and Nature Camp.

For history enthusiasts, Har-Ber Village Museum has been chosen as a host venue for the 2017 tour of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit, “The Way We Worked.” The exhibit will be at the museum through May 8. Visit har-bervillage.com for details.

To reconnect with nature, check out the area’s five state parks.

There are numerous waterfront campgrounds, including Bernice State Park. Campsites are available for tents and RVs. The park hosts an impressive nature center, ranked one of the 10 best in the state by Best of Oklahoma. Come meet the park’s newest resident, a 7-year-old coyote, or watch local wildlife in its natural habitat from two wildlife watchtowers. 

The Bernice State Park Nature Center, 54101 E. Highway 85A, Bernice, is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. 

Bernice State Park Nature Center. Courtesy Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department

 

Golfing is a popular pastime at Grand Lake. Many courses are available to the public along the vast shoreline, including Patricia Island, Grand Cherokee and Cherokee Grove. For those seeking luxury and relaxation, Shangri La has it all. After extensive, multi-million dollar renovations, this lakeside getaway boasts 27 championship golf holes and a stunning new clubhouse. Its course received 4.5 out of 5 stars from Golf Digest Magazine.

Make a weekend out of it by booking a room at its new resort, spa and conference center.


Must do: For those seeking more adventure, Sail Grand at the Shangri La Marina offers parasail rides. Fly high over the blue waters and enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful landscapes.

Legends No. 9  at Shangri-La Resort. Courtesy.

 

Lake Tenkiller

Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, Lake Tenkiller is about an hour and a half southeast of Tulsa. Known for its steep bluffs and clear, blue waters, the lake offers opportunities for nature lovers of all kinds.

Lake Tenkiller

Perks: According to the Gore Chamber of Commerce, the area of the Lower Illinois River just below the Tenkiller Dam is the “Trout Capital of Oklahoma.” Year-round fishing is available at Lake Tenkiller with an abundance of bass, crappie, catfish and walleye.

With approximately 1,400 acres available for camping, including two state parks, privately owned campgrounds, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-maintained campgrounds, stay around to explore this natural paradise.


Must do: Lake Tenkiller’s clear water makes it a popular destination for scuba divers from the surrounding region. 

Dive shops are available to provide certification, scuba equipment and instruction.

According to the Lake Tenkiller Area Visitors Guide, when the Illinois River was flooded to create the lake, a town was left behind on the lake bottom. Artifacts like horseshoes, buggies, homes and farm equipment — all protected by state law — are still accessible underwater.

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Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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Tom Perotta is the bestselling author of Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into an HBO Series.

Where:
Sharp Chapel
800 S Tucker Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $2-$12

Where:
Loony Bin
6808 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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In Elizabeth Brown’s “Morphology,” the artist imagines a landscape of drawings and sculptural installations that are inspired by the natural world, but are forged from an array of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts
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Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

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The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

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108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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Join us Thursday, September 21st for a Backyard Bash featuring games and activities for the entire family, drinks, authentic Tanzanian food from JBFC's newly released "Taste of...

Cost: $10 per person. 2 and under are free

Where:
Spain Ranch
732 E. 116th Street
Jenks, OK  74037
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Sponsor: Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children
Telephone: 918-706-2268
Contact Name: Amanda Winge
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Cookbook and new brand unveiling, family-friendly games, activities, drinks, and food samples from the cookbook Tastes of Tanzania.

Cost: $10, tickets; free, ages 2 and under.

Where:
Spain Ranch
732 E. 116th St.
Jenks, OK
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Sponsor: Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children
Telephone: 918-706-2268, ext. 5
Contact Name: Amanda Winge
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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Celebrate International Peace Day by finding your inner peace in a yoga session led by Rachel Calvert beginning at 6pm. All ages can stop in and create a craft using peaceful words and pictures....

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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It's back!  The class that everyone asks about and waits for...hearty, warming, comforting soups and stews.  Yes, stew is added to this class just to round things out. ...

Cost: $65.00

Where:
The Girl Can Cook!
315 South Main
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Contact Name: Candace Conley
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Cocktail reception, plated dinner and dessert, comedian Jeff Nease, presentation of annual Barry Switzer Award of Excellence, program featuring Special Olympics athletes and guest speakers, and...

Cost: $200, tickets; $2,500-$10,000, sponsorships

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Special Olympics Oklahoma
Telephone: 918-481-1234
Contact Name: Derek Cain
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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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Cost: $39-$59

Where:
Hard Rock Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Josey Records
1020 S Rockford Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Shuffles: Board Game Cafe is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign and is hosting three upcoming gaming events where you can choose from more than 100 games to play. There's Board Game/Astronomy...

Where:
The Boxyard, Fassler Hall, Chimera Cafe
Tulsa, OK


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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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In Elizabeth Brown’s “Morphology,” the artist imagines a landscape of drawings and sculptural installations that are inspired by the natural world, but are forged from an array of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts
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Where:
Sisserou's
107 N Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Guthrie Green
111 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Hurricance Stadium
512 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Created by Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Turnpike Troubadours, this music fest features four stages and performances by Randy Rogers Band, Shinyribs, JD McPherson, Lucero, American Aquarium,...

Cost: $60-$150

Where:
Diamondhead Resort
12081 OK-10
Tahlequah, OK
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Tulsa Ballet is throwing a Block Party with live music, craft beer, food trucks, and more, all just before a performance of Creations in Studio K.

Where:
Tulsa Ballet
1212 E 45th Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8-$10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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“CHALK IT UP” An Art festival, begins on September 22nd from 7pm-11pm and continues on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-7pm.  This is a family event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rose District
211 S. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74013
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Sponsor: ARTSOK, Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-688-5766
Contact Name: Alisa Inglett
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Tulsa's Funniest Stories - One Night of Hilarity!     Friday, September 22 at 8 PM - 10 PM Want to hear the funniest stories that have been told on our stage the last 4+...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Ok So Story Slam
Telephone: 918-596-2008
Contact Name: Ryan Howell
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Beehive Lounge
2405 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - LandShark Pool Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Case Soccer Complex
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
ORU Aerobics Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Ok So Story Slam brings back some of the best stories from the last four years.

Cost: $10

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Run
3141 E Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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The time has come for pumpkin everything. Breakfast, lunch, and Pie Night is all pumpkins.

Where:
Antoinette Baking Co
207 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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American Legion Post 308
11328 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK
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In Elizabeth Brown’s “Morphology,” the artist imagines a landscape of drawings and sculptural installations that are inspired by the natural world, but are forged from an array of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts
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Cost: $5

Where:
Blackbird On Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Fuel 66
2439 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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George's Pub
108 N 1st St
Jenks, OK
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Where:
Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Dusty Dog Pub
5107 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $35.50-$55.50

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Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Utopia Bar & Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Fed up suburban youths struggle to find their place in a superficial society in the rock opera based on the pop-punk band's Grammy-winning album.

Cost: $30-$32

Where:
John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Through a series of events, Christine begins to believe her daughter, the seemingly perfect Rhoda, may in fact be a serial killer.

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Muskogee Little Theatre
311 S 3rd St
Muskogee, OK
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Clark Youth Theatre performs the original high school musical, starring Rydell High's class of 1959.

Cost: $10-$13

Where:
Clark Youth Theatre
4825 S Quaker Ave
Tulsa, OK
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A celebration of impermanence, artists compete, creating artworks with chalk on 10'x10' sections of Main Street, B.A.

Where:
The Rose District
Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK
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7:30 a.m., party; 9:30 a.m., walk.

Cost: Free registration, sponsorships available, fundraising encouraged

Where:
Dietler Commons, in front of McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association
Telephone: 918-392-5010
Contact Name: Leeanna Tomah
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  The Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 8-11:30am until mid-October New live music each week, cooking demonstrations, wine, cheeses, fresh eggs, meats, honey, veggies and...

Cost: free admission

Where:
The Farm Shopping Center
51st & Sheridan
Tulsa, OK  74145
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Sponsor: The Farm Shopping Center
Telephone: 918-622-3860
Contact Name: Shelley Latta
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8:30 a.m., fun run; 9 a.m., 5K and 10K Food trucks, inflatables, music, family-friendly event Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/OK/Catoosa/PortHarborDash  The 5K and 10K...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Tulsa Port of Catoosa
5350 Cimarron Road
Catoosa, OK  74015
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Sponsor: Tulsa Port of Catoosa
Telephone: 918-202-7714
Contact Name: Sheila Shook
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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Masquerade/cosplay event with food, silent auction and Batman-themed activities. Batman or movie character costumes encouraged.

Cost: $15, individuals; $25, couples

Where:
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Broken Arrow
1400 W. Washington St.
Broken Arrow, OK
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Sponsor: Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-406-9341
Contact Name: Sean Henry
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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BUY EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONLINE NOW - ONLY $12!   Get ready for the LARGEST & MOST ASTOUNDING SHOW OF THE YEAR!! BOOBS, ACROBATS, CLOWNS, SPARKS, STUNTS, TORTURE & PLENTY O' CRAZY...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
The Fur Shop Outdoor Stage
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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“CHALK IT UP” An Art festival, begins on September 22nd from 7pm-11pm and continues on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-7pm.  This is a family event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rose District
211 S. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74013
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Sponsor: ARTSOK, Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-688-5766
Contact Name: Alisa Inglett
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Come see the beautiful Sundance award-winning documentary "Unrest" for free and learn about this most common unknown illness - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Circle Cinema
10 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Unrest in Tulsa
Contact Name: Melanie Randolph
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$45

Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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At Oklahoma's largest (and grooviest) pet adoption event, find a new friend or bring one for pet contests, microchipping, vendors and services, and live music.

Where:
Riverwalk Crossing
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Signature Symphony performs Peter Boyer's New Beginnings, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto, and Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations with featured pianist Horacio Gutierrez.

Cost: $12-$37

Where:
VanTrease PACE
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

Where:
Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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A big top couldn't contain this crazy, adults-only circus. See acrobats, trapese artists, burlesque, fifty shades of sideshow, and some freaky clowns.

Cost: $12

Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $45-$55

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - LandShark Pool Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$18

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The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Ride Brookside
4133 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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